Parker Fountain pen with black ink and W & N Watercolour on Visual 200gsm – 12″ × 8″

  1. One crow, sorrow,
    two crows, joy,
    three crows for a girl,
    four crows for a boy,
    five crows for silver,
    six crows for gold,
    seven crows for a secret that’s never been told.

    - Ashe Corven
    Crows are very close to my heart and although cultures around the world may regard the crow as a scavenger, bad omen, or simply a nuisance, this bad reputation might overshadow what could be regarded as the crow’s most striking characteristic – its intelligence.

“While it’s undeniable that crows and ravens are birds of mystery, surprisingly, scientific study of these creatures is limited at best, although recent interest has spurred. Ravens understandably are a tough research subject. They are witty, secretive, have large ranges, and are usually in mountainous terrain that is difficult to traverse. But crows? They’re everywhere. Yet, subjected to obvious prejudices and most just don’t find them to be a charismatic research subject. Scientists, however, are starting to acknowledge the intrigue of crows, as well as their experimental potential. More and more studies and writings are surfacing from the scientific community on these Corvids. Yet, even though such studies can provide insights into the essence of these animals, often more questions become apparent rather than answers.”

A collection of crow sketches done on a Textured back-ground from Boccacino, which I first printed onto watercolour paper and then did the sketch on top of that.

  1.  22nd March 2011 – FEATURED in Fine Arts
  2. 21st June 2011 – FEATURED in Shameless Self-Promotion
  3. 22nd June 2011 – FEATURED in International Superheroes of Drawing
  4. 10th September 2011 – FEATURED in The Pen & Ink Corner
  5. 30th September 2013 – FEATURED by RedBubble in EXPLORE

I am a watercolorist living on my little piece of African soil in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. The inspiration for my art is the wonderfully rich variety of Fauna and Flora to be found throughout this beautiful country.
“There is a fine line between dreams and reality; it’s up to you to draw it.”

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  • vampvamp
    vampvampover 3 years ago


  • Glad you like Vamp, thank you!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Sarah Vernon
    Sarah Vernonover 3 years ago

    I also love creating images with a vintage postcard background and I adore what you have done with these crows. The delicate muted colours are superb. Into my favourites it goes!

  • Aaah, thank you so much for that fav Sarah, glad you like this one! Those postcard textures are great to work with, I don’t use them by far enough!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 3 years ago

    This is very unique and very beautiful art Maree!

  • How nice of you to say so Liz, and thank you for the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Sarah Vernon
    Sarah Vernonover 3 years ago

    I have to stop myself from using the postcards in every design!

  • Ha ha! This will definitely remind me to use them more Sarah!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Michele Meister
    Michele Meisterover 3 years ago

    wonderful work Maree :)

  • Ah, pleased you think so Michele, and thank you for adding it to your favs!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • mirtle
    mirtleover 3 years ago

    love this, text and textures

  • Thanks ever so much Mirtle!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Rocky Loder
    Rocky Loderover 3 years ago


  • Wow, nice of you to say so Troader, and thank you for the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuover 3 years ago
  • Oh how great Shanghaiwu! thank you for the feature, much appreciated!!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Sarah Vernon
    Sarah Vernonover 3 years ago

    I had to come back – I just love this so!

  • Oh, thank you for another visit Sarah! Pleased you like this enough to come back again! Hugs

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 3 years ago

    Congrats Maree! Well deserved!

  • Ag, baie dankie dat jy dit raak gesien het Liz, waardeer baie!

    – Maree Clarkson

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